Born in Paoli, Indiana, in 1936, Margaret Heafield Hamilton would later become one of the most accredited computer scientists. She became the director of the software division at MIT. Yet, her most important feat was creating the flight software for the Apollo Mission with her team. In the photo, Hamilton is standing next to the listings for the Apollo program.
That being said, the Apollo project and onboard flight software had several hiccups, but thanks to Hamilton and the Apollo team, the project was mostly a success. Also, Hamilton has been credited with creating the term “software engineering.”
For a couple of seconds, you might be wondering which of the people in this photo is the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The correct answer is the center one. Here we see a picture of Kahlo dressed up like a man.
Though the Mexican painter was only 19 years old in the photo, we already see a side of Kahlo that is both open and experimental. This photo was taken by Guillermo Kahlo on February 6, 1926, in Mexico.
This actress is the quintessential blonde bombshell, and this one iconic image of her has stood the test of time. Except, it is not this one per se. This one is a photo of the actress during the filming of a scene of “The Seven Year Itch” where she is speaking to her co-star, Tom Ewell.
The photo that became iconic is when the blower from the subway grate activated, lifting the actress’s skirt. Taken more than 50 years ago, it is unlikely this photo will ever disappear from collective memory.
The Old Stockholm Telephone Tower
Here’s a rare photo of the old Stockholm Telephone Tower. This amazing tower was built in the Swedish Capital of Stockholm. It was primarily used to connect more than 5,000 telephone wires shortly before the telephone companies started burying their wires.
Since most people didn't like the look of it (because of the danger and the eye sore), the tower burned down in 1953. Could you imagine that many wires above your head and not get anxious that they might randomly fall on you? It’s not a good sight to look at definitely.
The Baby Cage
Okay, this photo is a little nerve-wracking, and it certainly takes anyone by surprise. In the past, people used baby cages like this one which was meant to make sure that children were getting enough sunlight and fresh air. Seems a little dangerous, but that’s how people used to do it back then.
This photo was taken around the year 1937 in a high-rise apartment building. Thank goodness there are no more contraptions like this today, or we would all be dying of a heart attack. This was definitely one crazy invention!